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Re: Re: installing Playe rPro killed using Mathematica itself:
Really? What have you heard or read that gives you such a negative impression? I've read every remark about Player Pro on the group, and I believe this thread represents the only bug/negative remark about the product I've seen. If I missed something, please let me know! Specifically, Murray reported one bug in two different ways, conceded by me both times, complete with mea culpas and workarounds... http://forums.wolfram.com/mathgroup/archive/2008/Apr/msg00605.html http://forums.wolfram.com/mathgroup/archive/2008/Apr/msg00924.html Sincerely, John Fultz jfultz at wolfram.com User Interface Group Wolfram Research, Inc. On Thu, 24 Apr 2008 05:58:58 -0400 (EDT), Kevin J. McCann wrote: > Such a gross oversight on Wolfram's part is unexpected. I suspect that > unless the problem is fixed in short order that PlayerPro will not make > it for very long. Given all that I have heard, I would not install it on > my system. I am just thankful that my procrastination delayed prevented > this problem for me. I would like to thank all those who quickly alerted > the group. > > Kevin > > Murray Eisenberg wrote: >> Yes, this fixes the problem with the mathpass for Player Pro under my >> configuration effectively killing the mathpass for Mathematica itself. >> Thank you. >> >> Of course the problem should have been avoidable by the installer >> program, or at least by installation directions, in the first place. >> >> John Fultz wrote: >>> Yes, this is because of the overlapping use of MATHEMATICA_USERBASE. >>> Anybody >>> who does not set this variable will not see the problem. To work >>> around this... >>> >>> * Take your current mathpass file and move it into Mathematica's >>> installation >>> directory in Configuration\Licensing. >>> * Start Player Pro and enter your password. >>> * Take the newly generated mathpass file and move it into Player Pro's >>> installation directory in Configuration\Licensing. >>> >>> Sincerely, >>> >>> John Fultz >>> jfultz at wolfram.com >>> User Interface Group >>> Wolfram Research, Inc. >>> >>> On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 06:26:41 -0400 (EDT), Murray Eisenberg wrote: >>>> With an existing installation of Mathematica 6.0.2 under Windows, I >>>> just >>>> installed Player Pro. The result: if I start Mathematica itself and >>>> open a new notebook there, I am prohibited from typing any and all >>>> input. >>>> >>>> This sort of thing is intolerable! An utterly time-frittering >>>> aggravation. >>>> >>>> I suspect that the scenario involved here was not tested by WRI: My >>>> mathpass for Mathematica itself is in the Licensing subdirectory of >>>> my >>>> USERBASE directory, which is the same as my BASE directory (both >>>> set by >>>> Windows environment variables MATHEMATICA_BASE and >>>> MATHEMATICA_USERBASE). >>>> >>>> This is hardly the first time I have run into trouble with multiple >>>> passwords from multiple Wolfram Research products. It is something >>>> they >>>> have just not yet gotten right. Beware! >>>> >>>> What I did as a temporary fix was to use my Windows backup program >>>> to >>>> restore my pre-existing mathpass file. Now regular Mathematica >>>> works. >>>> But of course Player Pro does not.